Chicken Steamed in Banana Leaf

Mawk Kai

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Traditional Recipes of Laos

By Phia Sing

Published 1981

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  • ½ chicken, gutted and washed—cut the meat and giblets into pieces of medium size, and rub into them salt and ground black pepper
  • 3 stalks of lemon gras


When the above ingredients have been prepared, mix the chicken pieces and the pounded ingredients together in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and fish sauce. Taste and check the saltiness. Add the chopped spring onion leaves and the Kaffir lime leaves. Mix thoroughly and wrap the mixture in pieces of banana leaf, securing each package tightly with a pin made out of bamboo or coconut